Man turns himself in for hatchet attack

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-23 17:34:01-04

ROOSEVELT, Utah – A Duchesne County man turned himself in for attacking another man with a hatchet.

Anthony Arlen Gardner, 25, walked into the Roosevelt Police Department just after midnight Saturday, and told police he attacked a man at a trailer home near 3000 S 7000 W.

Police went to the home and found 62-year-old Guy Thomas. He suffered a broken nose, severe bruising and a cut to his lower lip.

Gardner told police he had “blind rage mental illness” and did not remember exactly what happened except for hitting Thomas with the hatchet.

Gardner was charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.